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February 11, 2013
News release On a day usually associated with candy hearts, red roses and romance, America’s moms will call on Congress to “have a heart” and pass common sense gun laws. MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than 1.1 million members, will hold a special event at:   11am, Thursday, February 14 Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol Street, SE*   WITH
February 5, 2013
Statement “Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. Legislation that has been used an estimated 100 million times – by moms and dads to take care of new babies, by adult children to care for ailing parents, by husbands and wives to care for a spouse with a serious illness, and by workers to recover from their own illnesses.  
February 1, 2013
Statement “We applaud the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for taking action to ensure that kids have healthier snack foods and beverages at schools by proposing new nutrition standards for a la carte lines, vending machines, and school stores.  
January 29, 2013
News release Las Vegas, NV - MomsRising today applauded President Obama for making immigration reform one of his top legislative priorities, and congratulated the bipartisan group of senators who drafted a framework for improving our immigration system that recognizes the need for continued collaboration to make our immigration policies more fair, just and reasonable.  
January 23, 2013
Statement “Today, on average, women earn 77 cents to a man's dollar. And this disparity is even greater for moms, single moms and women of color. In fact, one study found that moms make only 73 cents to a man's dollar and single moms make only about 60 cents to a man's dollar. Women of color experience increased wage hits on top of that.  
January 18, 2013
News release WASHINGTON, DC - In the past few days, Wal-Mart has been flooded with hundreds of calls from concerned citizens, and Facebook posts by thousands of Americans urging the retailer to stand up for common sense gun regulations and stop selling assault weapons and ammunition in their stores. The intensifying action comes after a rally and the delivery of more than 300,000 signatures to a Wal-Mart store in Danbury, Connecticut on Tuesday, January 15, at which gun violence survivors were joined by progressive organizations and consumer watchdogs in demanding that the retailer take action.
January 16, 2013
Statement “America’s moms stand with the President in calling for a common sense approach to protect our families from gun violence. The President’s plan serves to increase the safety of our communities and our country, while preserving Second Amendment rights. Universal background checks, restrictions on military-style guns and high-caliber magazines, a crackdown on gun trafficking and federal funding for research into gun violence are all reasonable and much-needed responses to a problem that harms our children and our communities.    
January 2, 2013
Statement “MomsRising lauds the House of Representatives for joining the Senate in passing a consensus bill that puts the country on a path to raising the revenues we need to protect programs vital to mothers, families and our most vulnerable citizens. MomsRising’s million members will remain vigilant as this process continues to be sure that mothers’ voices are heard and that Medicaid, food assistance, education, child care and other critical programs are not harmed.”   # # # #  
January 1, 2013
Statement "Early this morning the Senate listened to voices of millions of mothers and families and passed legislation that makes the wealthiest in this country pay their fair share, ensures families across this country will continue to benefit from important tax credits like the EITC and the Child Tax Credit, protects vital programs like unemployment insurance. We are grateful that Medicaid was not cut in this process. While we didn't get everything we advocated for, on the whole this is a victory for Mom Power. We urge the House to act today without delay on this legislation.  
December 21, 2012
Statement Today, Wayne LaPierre blamed everything except guns for the tragic deaths of 20 children and seven adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He even went so far as to suggest arming school personnel to avoid gun violence, and putting armed security in every school in the nation.    Instead of putting guns in our schools and forcing our children to live in fear every day, we should let them focus on learning -- and demand that our leaders worry about keeping dangerous weapons off the streets, out of schools, and away from our children.